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And it is a riveting story. Incorporating extensive new research, On Speed describes the ups and downs fittingly, there are mostly ups in the history of amphetamines, and their remarkable pervasiveness. For example, at the same time that amphetamines were becoming part of the diet of many GIs in World War II, an amphetamine-abusing counterculture 15 biggest dating fails to flourish among civilians.

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Although their use was regulated in the s, it didn't take long for amphetamines to make a major comeback, with the discovery of Attention Deficit Disorder and the role that one drug in the amphetamine family—Ritalin—could play in treating it. And some of our Osaka bristol va popular recreational drugs—including the "mellow" drug, Ecstasy—are also amphetamines.

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